Main Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday to Saturday* 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday* 1.30 pm to 5 pm

* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday

Petherick Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday to Saturday* 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday* 1.30 pm to 5 pm

* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday and no access to special collection material on Sunday

Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room

Monday to Saturday* 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday Closed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian, Maps, Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Rooms

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday to Sunday Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery

Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Bookshop

Monday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

bookplate café

Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 6 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm
Saturday to Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

paperplate café

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3 pm
Saturday to Sunday Closed

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are outlined below:

Reading Rooms Closed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery 10 am to 5 pm
Bookshop 9 am to 5 pm
bookplate café * 10 am to 3 pm
paperplate café Closed

* The bookplate café is also closed on Boxing Day

2014 Public holidays

  • Monday 29 September - Family & Community Day
  • Monday 6 October - Labour Day
  • Thursday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Friday 26 December - Boxing Day